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Decorated Initial, In St. Gregory's Sermons On Ezekiel f.20v

Decorated Initial, In St. Gregory's Sermons On Ezekiel f.20v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1110

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 B.i

Item number: f.20v

Length: 29.6

Width: 18.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

At least two monks from the Benedictine priory at Dunster (near Minehead, Somerset) went on to become abbots of Bath Abbey, of which Dunster was a cell. 15th-century inscriptions on a flyleaf of this manuscript mention John Dunster, and two men of this name were priors of Bath in the early and late 15th centuries. This suggests that the manuscript may come from the library of Bath abbey. The initial 'T' which marks the start of the sixth sermon is executed in green, and set against a red, blue, and--very unusually--black, multi-coloured ground.

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